Friday, October 17, 2014

Fun Friday: Fancy Glittered Pumpkins

We always decorate pumpkins at our house. But this year, I wanted to decorate my pumpkin a bit more grown-up-like. So I busted out the Elmer's glue & glitter! I know what you're thinking, but trust me, this Fancy Glittered Pumpkin definitely looks grown-up (not to mention it took a few grown-up skills).


I opted to keep this one pretty simple since I wasn't sure how it would turn out. (The next one, I'm painting the pumpkin & the stem beforehand.) But I've got to admit that it doesn't look too shabby. Shabby chic, maybe, but shabby, no. 

What You'll Need

•pumpkin (make sure it's clean)
•Sharpie marker (or any other permanent marker)
•Elmer's glue
•clean paint brush
•glitter
•newspaper or other surface to work on
•small cup of water
•paper towels or old rag

How To

•Start by setting up your work area so that everything you need is in arm's reach (once you get started with the glue, you'll have to work quickly).
•With the Sharpie marker, draw your design on the pumpkin. 
•Working one small section at a time, carefully trace over the marker with the glue. If the glue gets too out of hand, carefully clean it up with the paintbrush as best as you can before covering it in glitter. 
•Occasionally go back to check for running glue & clean it up, sprinkling more glitter if needed. 
•When all sections have been glittered & the glue no longer has a risk of running, take the pumpkin outside to blow off the excess glitter. 
•Allow the glue to thoroughly dry. 

 

32 comments:

  1. Looks greats, its a pity we not so big into Halloween here in South Africa. Will pin this :)

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  2. Glitter is banned in my house LOL. I find it everywhere for weeks..... :)

    But if I were to do this at someone else's house, that is a different story!

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  3. My son loves glitter. I am not a huge fan (ha).. but this looks like a fun craft project. He really got into the pumpkins this year. He's 3 so we are at a fun age for the holidays.

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  4. Ahhhhh I'm a glitter junkie so this pumpkin is just fabulous ❤❤❤❤ love itttt ❤❤❤

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  5. what a fun and easy idea! My kids would love this!

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  6. I try to stay away from glitter if i can help it lol, that pumpkin looks real good and "grown up" lol love it

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  7. How fun! And you don't get pumpkin icky insides all over the house

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  8. Ooo! I may do this tomorrow with my kids! We love glitter.

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  9. Another great idea for autumn decorations. I love safe, non-carving, decorating ideas. Thanks for the idea.

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  10. I likes the glitter pumpkin it came out great. I have painted a pumpkin, but never thought about using glitter.

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  11. This is different and i like it!!! its perfect and so many possibilities

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  12. What a beautiful pumpkin! I love glitter!

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  13. What do you mean, not too shabby? That turned out incredible. I want to try that too!

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  14. I love no carve pumpkin ideas. And seriously, how can you go wrong with glitter?

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  15. Decorating your pumpkin is safer and easier than carving one!

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  16. So pretty! I also love that since its not cut, you can use the pumpkin after halloween in the kitchen ...they make a great soup!

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  17. I have to check out the bookstore to get all materials required. The more colorful the glitters are, the better!

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  18. Super awesome pumpkin. Love the glitter :D

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  19. Glitters and pumpkins? My niece would love making this.

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  20. Wow.. A glittered pumpkin? Now that is something so new to me haha!

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  21. That is so pretty. I don't think I have EVER seen a glittered pumpkin before. What a great idea!

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  22. Those pumpkins are fancy! I've never attempted glittering one before, I'm such a mess with glitter.

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  23. That is really pretty! I love decorating pumpkins, especially since I can't carve. I will note that I think decorated pumpkins are usually prettier than pumpkins that have been carved, though. :-)

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  24. I so love glitter and this is an awesome way to decorate your pumpkin. Thanks for sharing.

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  25. Super cute pumpkin! And it looks so easy to make :)

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  26. This looks great i like how easy it is to do. I have a few pumpkins i have not carved yet. I will have to try this instead.

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  27. I love everything about this! Wish I would have seen this s couple weeks ago, thanks for sharing!

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  28. This is a great idea. I love how it turned out. This girl loves her sparkle!

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  29. Glitter and pumpkin fun, it doesn't get any better than that for Halloween! Enjoy.

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  30. Love this idea instead of carving so cool.x

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